Will I every be glad to actually reach Friday – the last day of school. This past two weeks has been jammed packed with every thing imaginable. We did many Christmas concerts, Christmas parties, Christmas sing-a-long days, Christmas Craft days and finally tomorrow is Milk & Cookies with Santa followed by treats and a movie. At the end of all this I will take my sugar-filled overwrought child home. We then have a week of mommy-daughter time to field the important question of: Is it time for Santa to come yet? She is simply dancing in anticipation of Santa’s arrival!
First off is Jennifer at Crazy-for Books. She has a very popular weekly blog hop. She give us a question to answer and then we can link up and wander from blog to blog learning about other bloggers.
This week’s question is: “What do you consider the most important in a story: the plot or the characters?”
I really want to say that both are equally important because a good story with weak characters makes for a bad read, and strong characters with a bad plot also makes for a bad read. If I had to choose one, I would say that the characters are the most important in my mind. I seem to have trouble moving beyond moronic characters to see a good story, I will get caught up in the characters failures and lose sight of all else. I’ve had several books lately that had characters that I absolutely abhored, but an excellent plot. I had trouble reviewing the books as for me, the poor characters overshadowed the writing.
What do you think?
Our second Friday activity is Follow Friday sponsored by Parajunkee. This week’s featured blog is Rabid Reads. Drop by her blog and congratulate her on being chosen as the featured blog. Just like above, head over to Parajunkee’s blog using the link above and link up and then find out more about your fellow bloggers.
This week’s question is: What did you study in college, or are currently studying and did it lead to your current 9 to 5 or are you doing something totally different?
My answer is: I studied Molecular Biology & Genetics and then Education in university. That led to full time work for some years in research and then teaching. I am now a WAHM , running a small on-line bookstore from my home. I also work in my daughter’s school part time and I blog. What did you study in school??
Our final activity is Follow Friday 40 and over. This weekly meme is sponsored by Java at Never Growing Old. Java simply has us post the badge on our blog and then link up at her blog and join the follow.
Hope everyone has a safe and fun Holiday Season. For those of you with little ones in your family, SANTA’S COMING!!!! Have you checked out Norad Santa – a great geography lesson on Christmas eve (and keeps the little ankle bitters busy:) )